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NCAA Athletes’ Win in Pay-to-Play Fight Upheld by Appeals Court

May 18, 2020, 4:07 PM

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concludes federal judge in Oakland, California, reached correct result when she concluded last year that the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s rules regarding compensation violate federal antitrust law and said that athletes may be compensated for education-related expenses beyond current caps.

  • “The panel concluded the district court struck the right balance in crafting a remedy that both prevented anticompetitive harm to student-athletes while serving the procompetitive purpose of preserving the popularity of college sports,” three-judge panel says in ruling Monday
  • Link to ruling
  • Related: NCAA Loses Critical U.S. Court Ruling on Athlete Compensation

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